Prayer for August 27, 2020: Please pray with me. God who makes us and forms us, we are made in your image and likeness. Why do we so quickly assume that only applies to us and us alone? Why do we have difficulty seeing that in others – especially our enemies. Is it because we would rather not see God in them? Does that make it easier to hate someone when we can’t see you in that person Lord? Does that protect us from feelings of guilt and shame – protect us from knowing that we are rejecting you? Ouch. Rip off the bandaids we put on ourselves to protect us some the harm we inflict on ourselves and others. Expose these wounds so that they might heal. Turn our hearts towards you. Clear our eyes to see you in all people. Open our hands to your embrace. Amen.